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the significance of the president and we all thank you for being here today. president obama, it is the perfect occasion to launch the celebration of 180 anniversary of thailand next year. i thank president obama and secretary clinton for actively promo promote... this afternoon i have the honor of accompanying the president for an audience with his majesty the king. the close relationship between our two countries at the highest level. lastly, at the bilateral meetings we had... discussion a partnership. thailand is the oldest ally of u.s. in asia and a long lasting one with commitment to democracy, human rights and free markets. i expressed to the president that it is my firm commitment to the people to preserve and protect the democratic system and i have shared the president's support of democracy in thailand. and democracy will lead to economic prospects. we look to the future and to view an even stronger... both countries and indeed the broader activity. on the economic front to generate growth and create jobs for both thai and american. the president and i agreed to redouble our effort t
and the clock is ticking. >> gregg: david lee miller, thank you. >> heather: meantime, president obama reaffirming his commitment to israel saying that no country would tolerate missiles raining down from outside the borders. he made the comments during a news conference. listen. israel has every light to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that is preferable. that is not just preferable for the people of gaza but it's also preferable for israelis because israeli troops are in gaza, they are much more at risk of incurring fatalities or being wounded. we're going to have to see what kind of progress we can make in the next 24-48 hours. >> heather: leaders on both sides of this conflict are taking parts in negotiations in the egyptian capital but so far have failed to come up with any kind of deal to end the violence. >> gregg: israel dealing with violence on another front. it shelled syrian firefighters after gunfight go spilled over to into golan highlights. they have fired twice
. >> indeed, thanks, ron, appreciate it. >>> this morning, president obama made a stray comment overseas that speaks volumes taking a tour of a monastery in thailand, the first stop on his trip to asia and listen to what he said about the situation in washington about the monk who was showing him around. >> a prayer. >> just in case you couldn't hear him, he said we're working on a budget in washington. we're going to need a lot of prayer. abc's martha raddatz is in washington this morning guest hosting abc's "this week" for george stephanopoulos. martha, good morning. i know they were laughing over in thailand this morning but they're not going to be laughing if they don't cut a budget deal soon. we're heading into taxmageddon. i know you spoke to the democratic leader in the house nancy pelosi. do you get a sense that we're anywhere close to a deal or are we just hearing a lot of happy talk? >> well, you're hearing a lot of happy talk, dan. i think the operative word is "constructive." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, b
live for us this morning. thank you. >>> now let's check in with ron for a look at the other developing stories at this hour. >> hey, good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> president obama arrived in thailand this morning, the first stop on an historic three-day visit to asia looking to develop a bigger presence there during his second term as a counterbalance to china. tomorrow he becomes the first sitting president to travel to myanmar, also known as burma, which had been under military rule until very recently. >>> and the company that owned the oil platform that exploded in the gulf of mexico on friday said it will keep searching for the one worker who remains missing. the body of the other worker was recovered by private divers after the coast guard suspended its search. four others remain in the hospital with severe burns. >>> and also in the gulf, a search of a different kind in connection with a rash of violence targeting dolphins. the hunt is on for the attackers responsible for this, a string of disturbing dolphin attacks up and down the gulf coast. >> we responded to one do
's such vivid reporting. fred pleitgen in israel, thank you very much. wolf blitzer is in jerusalem covering this crisis, anderson cooper in egypt. they both join me at 5:00 eastern. president obama is monitoring the crisis in the middle east as he travels through asia. today he met with china's king and china's prime minister. today the president did address the fighting between israel and hamas and delivered a warning about the consequences of continued violence. >> those who champion the cause of the palestinians should recognize that if we see a further escalation of the situation in gaza, then the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future. >> thailand is just the first stop of the president's three-nation tour of asia. later today he visits myanmar, something no president of the united states has ever done. mr. obama wraps up his tour in cambodia where he'll attend the east asia summit. we are getting some new details about what may have happened in the moments before a train collided with a
. david? >> abc's david kerley in washington tonight. david, thank you. >>> and, this evening, nearly two weeks after mitt romney lost the election to president obama, real signs members of the republican party are trying to distance themselves from the one-time presidential candidate. it comes after those comments this past week, indicating president obama gave gifts to key voting groups and that helps to explain his win. tonight, here again, that sound, that recorded phone call with donors and what newt gingrich had to say about it right here on abc. >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> what do you think of that? is that where the republican party needs to go? >> i just think it's nuts. i mean -- first of all, it's insulting. this would be like walmart having a bad week and going, the customers have really been unruly. i mean, the job of a political leader is to understand the people. if we can't offer a
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